DURHAM (WTVD) -- Charges have been filed against two people following a chase Thursday evening in southern Durham. The chase started when a man in a stolen vehicle intentionally rammed a patrol car and fled, according to investigators.
The chase started about 5:30 p.m. when an officer attempted to stop a stolen Nissan Maxima on Dial Drive near Eastwood Drive.
The driver of the Maxima drove down a dead-end road and then turned around and rammed the patrol car. The officer was not injured. Officers chased the stolen car on South Alston Avenue and then onto N.C. 55 and Riddle Road. The chase continued on Fayetteville Street and several side streets before going onto University Drive. The chase ended when the driver of the Maxima attempted to turn north on Vickers Avenue, which is a southbound one-way street. The Maxima crashed into a street sign near the intersection of University Drive and Vickers Avenue. The driver, identified later as 36-year-old Derran McClain, jumped out of the vehicle and ran. Officers chased him on foot but he was not caught last night.
A passenger in the Maxima - Stephanie Baine, 31, of Durham - was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear life-threatening. She has been charged with trafficking schedule I opiates, possession of schedule II controlled substances (Oxycodone) with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to sell schedule II controlled substances.
McClain is not in custody and is wanted on the following charges: assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement official, possession of schedule II controlled substances (Oxycodone), possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell schedule II controlled substances, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, injury to property, felony fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer and numerous traffic charges.
Officers searched the stolen car and confiscated Oxycodone, Methadone, drug paraphernalia, cash and phones.
Anyone with information on McClain's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.